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Tree Planting in the Upper Derwent Valley

Tree planting at Slippery Stones, Upper Derwent Valley . Over the past two years St Thomas More school has been growing a variety of trees in preparation for planting out in the wilds of Derbyshire. ............................................

Tree planting at Slippery Stones, Upper Derwent Valley

Over the past two years St Thomas More school has been growing a variety of trees in preparation for planting out in the wilds of Derbyshire.

On November 3rd 2014 a group of students( Olivia Maddocks, Alice Featherstone, Ellie Clewett, Luke Pooley and Sarah Mercer)  led by Mr Bowler and Mrs Musgrove  met Kait Jones of the National Trust to plant 50 trees in the upper Derwent Valley near the popular cycle/walking path  at Slippery Stones. The students were blessed with a lovely Autumn day and worked alongside National Trust wardens to plant the trees amongst the heather on the slopes of the Derbyshire moors. More trees will arrive in school soon to be brought on for a year in the school eco area and many of these will be planted on the moors next year.  All the trees planted are deciduous native trees which would normally be found in the Northern uplands of Britain. This makes up a part of a larger planting programme to reforest parts of the Upper Derwent valley and Snake Pass areas.

    

St Thomas More Catholic School, Palace Fields, Buxton, SK17 6AF

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